Sania Mirza graces National Tennis Championship


NEW DELHI: It’s been a while since the capital got a glimpse of Sania Mirza (now Mrs Shoaib Malik). The tennis player turned up looking fashionable and rather natty in shades and a sharp formal outfit at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship 2012, an annual tennis tournament by DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited (DSCL), at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) complex on Saturday.

She sat through the tournament and finally gave away the prizes to the winners, young tennis players Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Prerna Bhambri, who won the men’s and women’s singles titles. Also present was her father Imran, Rohit Rajpal, Anil Khanna and Ajay Shriram.

Speaking on the occasion, Shriram, chairman and senior managing director, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd, said, “DSCL’s brand Fenesta Windows has yet again supported Indian talent in tennis with another year of Fenesta National Tennis Championship. We’re proud to have been associated with the game for 18 years and have seen an incredible response from participants and audiences.

“We believe the championship will continue to provide a launch pad for promising players and besides representing India, will give them an opportunity to pursue a promising career. Fenesta Open transforms lives, just like Fenesta Windows transform homes.”

Sania said, “It always makes me nostalgic to visit the DLTA stadium. I have played so many matches here, and there are memories I can never forget. It is encouraging to see young, talented players perform so well and also take an interest in pursuing tennis as a full-time career. I hope we see more kids join this game in the future too.”

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